KBR Donates Computers to Iraqi Ministry of Education; Contribution Expected to Have Positive Impact on Thousands of Iraqi Students
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KBR (NYSE: KBR) today announced that its North American Government and Logistics Business Unit donated approximately 2,000 computers to the Iraqi Ministry of Education during a recent ceremony in Baghdad.
The computers were designated for the schools in Iraq in support of the Iraqi Ministry of Educations E-School Initiative. The E-School Initiative aims to build 20 computer labs in select schools in provinces throughout Iraq, having a positive impact on the education of thousands of students. The donation will be vital for the development of new teaching methods for instructors, enabling them to advance their technological goals.
According to Naif Thamir Hussen Al-Abodim, general director of the Iraqi Ministry of Education, the donations were perfectly timed with the need for computers to complete Iraqs E-School initiative. The donations will equip our schools in select provinces, which will allow us to succeed in this very important endeavor, said Al-Abodim.
According to Michael Mayo, program general manager for KBRs LOGCAP IV contract, The technical skills and knowledge gained by the students will be applied in many ways - in medicine, engineering, science, and in the tremendous renewal construction that is occurring across Iraq. We are glad to be a small part of the success that will come from this ESchool initiative.
The donations were administered through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Governments International Agency for Humanitarian and Economic Assistance, worldwide.
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Source: KBRCopyright Business Wire 2012